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Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2019, 7(4), 184-190
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-7-4-3
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Development of Cadastral Information System Using Geographical Information System (GIS): A Case of Tepi Town, South Western Region, Ethiopia

Mikir Kassaw Zegeye1,

1Department of Surveying Engineering, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: July 07, 2019

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Mikir Kassaw Zegeye. Development of Cadastral Information System Using Geographical Information System (GIS): A Case of Tepi Town, South Western Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2019; 7(4):184-190. doi: 10.12691/jgg-7-4-3


The efficient and effective administration of land and its associated resources depends upon the availability of good land information. Many countries are computerising their cadastral records and creating large, national databases. Land-related data are now being integrated, analysed, and distributed in ways that until recently were not possible. In the study area, the existing land management system is carried out in analog format; fully conventional way. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to conduct cadastral information system in GIS environment for the betterment of land management system in the Town. To do this, a detailed GIS-based approach was used to build a geodatabase of spatial and non-spatial data of the study area. The spatial data were added using coordinate geometry (COGO) in GIS environment. The non-spatial data was encoded using key board entry method in Arc Map environment. Then, Graphics were linked with non-spatial attributes data base. Similarly, spatial and non-spatial queries were performed in GIS environment. Some of the operation was, query at owner name, land acquisition type and population density As a result, GIS –based digital cadastral map of Tepi town was produced. The paper revealed that, the system will provide reliable and easy system for collecting information, analysis, retrieval, and monitoring trends pertaining to any particular plot of land which is invaluable for efficient land management in the study area.

Cadastral Information System GIS- based spatial and non-spatial data land

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